You may not know this but I was very sick from August 8 until the week of September 1. Not Covid but another kind of infection that can be life threatening. I would have spent a few days at the hospital but there were no beds available, so during those weeks of healing during treatment, at home, I did only what I had to, with help from my husband, ie: sending out orders and updating the daily newsletter and did some very light fabric folding and sorting work in my sewing room. I also napped a lot during that time. I am all healed and back to normal now, so I am able to devote more time to the work I really should get done but was able to put off during my convalescence. Thank you for your continued support!
I have decided to shorten the daily update a little bit and will make an attempt to add other featured stuff, as well as the daily crochet pattern and bead sheet, from the site every few days and perhaps thoughts for the day, little tidbits of what is taking up my time so you will know why I haven't been adding brand new stuff to the site in a while.
Quilt Fabric Acquisition
On June 19, 2021, my husband and I went to a local yard sale, of a friend's family. My dear friend Sharon, passed away a couple of years ago and left behind her fabric stash along with craft room contents. She left behind over 30 large totes of quilting cotton. I bought 11 of them for $219.00. Starting in early July, I started to sort them out. I took a photo, folded and documented each piece into a database on my computer and put them into my sewing room. I have been working on it a little bit every single day since the first week of July and I am not done yet. So far I have documented over 1100 yards of fabric, including some that I already had before I bought the large stash. I have been taking pictures of my progress along the way and I plan to add a page about the process in the near future.
This pattern is Free on September 13th only!
This square is a bit different from the normal pillowghan square. It is wavy. If you want it to lie flat, you could use a larger hook. I made it this way just to be different. If you use a soft type of worsted weight yarn, this would produce a very luxurious afghan!
Featured Bead Sheet
This bead sheet is Not free.
Beads made from this bead sheet would look great combined with red, white or clear glass beads for a necklace or bracelet!
Double Single Crochet
Check out Double Single Crochet. I do use this technique on some of my patterns..
Paper Bead Christmas Tree
This page has been missing since the site move back in 2018. It is back! -- This little paper bead tree is made with randomly cut green strips of paper, has a rolled base, beaded trunk and stands about 10" tall including the Paper Bead Angel at the top. You could use randomly colored Size 6 Seed beads instead of the green Size 6 Seed beads to act as ornaments or light bulbs!
This Week's Tip
Test Your Gauge
When testing your gauge on your yarns, make a swatch that is 4"x4" with a different color but the same brand of yarn. So when you are done making the swatch, and you have the correct gauge, you can put a row of sc around the outer edge and what you will have is a coaster. Then use the same brand yarn and same hook and make your project.
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